June 12-16, 2023 the ICDO Regional Training Center in the Republic of Serbia (Nis) conducted the training course «Basics of Rope Rescue Operations» for nine specialists of civil defence structures of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Iraq, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The course included basic terms, definitions, guidelines, principles, methods, and technologies in the field of conducting of rope rescue operations in various natural and man-made environment using climbing equipment designed to ensure safe work and evacuation of victims.

Participants learned the basic principles of working with different kinds of ropes, types of knots and equipment used for rope rescue operations, methods of lifting and lowering casualties, principles of victim transportation.

By the end of the course the participants are able to put into practice the knowledge gained in conducting rope rescue operations.